Storywriter and novelist (b. 1935, Yıldızeli / Sivas - d. 6 May 2006, İstanbul). He attended the Tokat High School (1953) and graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law (1969). He worked in American News Center (1958), Turkish Language Association (1969) and Sinematic Association’s Ankara Agency. After founding and managing the Sergi Publishing House, he worked as an administrator at Cem Publications. He later managed Can Yayınları which he founded in 1980.
He entered the world of literature with his poem published in the magazine Kaynak (1952). Then he gave up poetry and wrote short stories, novels and criticisms. He chose the current political issues and events for his criticisms. He won the Orhan Kemal Novel Award with his book Yaralısın (You are Wounded) which brought him great fame and the Saik Faik Short Story Award with Sular Ne Güzelse (If the Water is so Beautiful).
SHORT STORY: Yorgunlar (The Tireds, 1960), Kanayan (The Bleeding, 1973), Havada Kar Sesi Var (There is the Voice of Snow in the Air, his first book with his four short stories in Yorgunlar -The Tired, 1987), Sular Ne Güzelse (If the Water is so Beautifu1, 1997), Cam Kırıkları (Pieces of Broken Glass, 2001).
NOVEL: Odalarda (In the Rooms, 1960), Yaralısın (You are Wounded, 1974).
MEMOIR-TRAVEL LITERATURE: Deniz Gezmiş Anlatıyor (Deniz Gezmiş Narrates, 1976, the improved version with new additions published with the title Gülün Solduğu Akşam-The Night When the Rose Withered, 1986), Allı Turnam (My Red Crane, impressions from his travel to the Soviet Union, 1977), Defterimde Kuş Sesleri (Voices of Birds on My Note-book, 2003).
He also has books of children’s literature.
REFERENCE: Yurt Ansiklopedisi (c. VIII, 1982-83), TDE Ansiklopedisi (c. 7, 1976-98), Atilla Özkırımlı / Türk Edebiyatı Ansiklopedisi (1982), İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) - Ünlü Edebiyatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 4, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Behçet Necatigil / Edebiyatımızda İsimler Sözlüğü (18. bas. 1999), Şükran Kurdakul / Şairler ve Yazarlar Sözlüğü (gen. 6. bas. 1999), TBE Ansiklopedisi (c. 2, 2001), Hilmi Yavuz / Ceviz Sandıktaki Anılar (2001), Hikmet Altınkaynak / Dünyayı Paylaşan Yazarlar (2001), Serkan Öztürk / Defterimde Kuş Sesleri (Virgül, Temmuz-Ağustos 2003), TYB Türkiye Kültür ve Sanat Yıllığı (2007).